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Health Tip: Autumn Driving Safety

-- Wet leaves, fog, sun glare, frost and wildlife are some of the driving hazards that motorists encounter each Autumn, says the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

To stay safe while driving at this time of year, PennDot encourages you to:

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Health Tip: Benign Breast Lumps

--Some 80 percent of breast lumps biopsied turn out to be benign (non-cancerous), says the Stony Brook Cancer Center.

The most common benign breast condition is a fibrocystic change. These are small, fluid-filled sacs, commonly labeled as cysts. The size and tenderness of such a lump often increases before menstruation.

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Health Tip: Understanding Toenail Fungus

-- A toenail fungal infection typically occurs beneath the surface of the nail, says the American Podiatric Medical Association. Damp areas from swimming pools to locker rooms heighten the risk of getting a toenail fungal infection.

Typically after infection, the nail will thicken, look deformed, smell foul and become darker. If ignored, the infection can spread and impair your ability to walk.

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Health Tip: Benefits of Massage

-- Massage involves the pressing, rubbing and manipulating of the skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments, says Mayo Clinic.

Though not a replacement for regular medical care, it can accompany treatment of a range of conditions.

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Health Tip: Snacks for People With Diabetes

-- For people with diabetes, maintaining blood sugar may become easier with healthier snacking, says the University of Michigan Comprehensive Diabetes Center.

Snacks with 15 to 30 grams of carbs and snacks containing less than 150 calories typically are good options.

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Health Tip: Are You Allergic to Jewelry?

-- If jewelry causes your skin to itch, you may be allergic to nickel, says Winchester Hospital. Nickel is a silvery-white metal that is used to make a range of products, including zippers, buttons and costume jewelry.

Winchester Hospital recommends these solutions:

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Health Tip: Getting a Clean Shave

-- Shaving without cutting yourself or missing patches of hair can be a challenge, says the American Academy of Dermatology.

To get a proper shave, the academy recommends:

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